Sorry, I can't help myself. I LOVE Oregon and want to share the beauty of it with you. If you are getting tired of these posts, leave me a comment and I will cease and desist. I can never get enough photos if a place is beautiful. And these spots were definitely that. Here is one more picture of the cobblestone beach.
All of these photos of the beaches and lighthouses of Oregon have not been edited. They are straight out of the camera. I could probably make them a little more dramatic by editing but I honestly do not have the time for that or I definitely would.
And one more at a slightly different perspective.
We absolutely loved all the waves rolling in. We especially loved it when the waves would crash against the rocks and go flying into the air. You don't get that very much on the beaches that I have visited on the east coast.
The top two photos were at the cobblestone beach at Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
We then drove south from Newport and made a few stops before we decided to park and walk around the little tourist area in historic Newport.
Once again we missed the low tide and the tidal pools. This would have been another good spot to have done that.
Instead we got to do the next best thing and that is watch those waves rolling in. The sound is mesmerizing. The water is so blue. Not Caribbean blue or aqua like the sea gets on the east, but this sapphire blue. When the sun is shining it is so pretty.
It is a little darker here but look at those waves! They just keep coming and coming. These were rather large. Look at the ratio of the people compared to the waves.
Love the contrast of the colors...the white of the waves capping, the blue of the ocean, the brown of the sand and then the green of the hillside.
pretty little cove
Wildflowers were everywhere. Daisies and of course dandelions. They have the tallest dandelions I have ever seen.
There was also a pretty purple flower that ran wild everywhere. Particularly on the side of the road. I will try to find a shot of it for next time. But isn't this spectacular!!!